It’s been a while since my last book haul, so here are the books I bought, received and downloaded over the past two months.
Model Misfit by Holly Smale
Every Day by David Levithan
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters
That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
The 100 by Kass Morgan
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve
Cruel Summer by James Dawson
World After by Susan Eee
More Than This by Patrick Ness
I attended two brilliant author events recently: Patrick Ness (his first event for More Than This) and James Dawson (for the launch of Cruel Summer), plus David Levithan is this week. Patrick Ness’ event was one of the best I’ve been to – so witty but incredibly thoughtful. (We were also given cupcakes with mini book covers on. Always appreciated.). I cannot agree enough with the view that children are very good at self-censoring. If they are uncomfortable reading something, they just won’t read it.
Books Are My Bag, a nationwide campaign to get people using bookshops, launched on 14th September. Cait and I headed down to Foyles, Charing Cross Road, that day to do a little book-shopping. We both ended up buying The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which I’ve had my eye on for a while.
As I want to read more children’s fiction, I bought The Secret Hen House Theatre as I really enjoy realistic fiction for ages 9-12. I also received The 100, That Burning Summer (by the author of A World Between Us), World After (sequel to Angelfall) and This Song Will Save Your Life for review, so I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck into those, as well as Model Misfit (sequel to Geek Girl) and Fearsome Dreamer, which I’ve read already and very much enjoyed.
I also downloaded a few books:
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff (e-galley)
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (e-galley)
As I’ve nearly finished Every Day, I’m very much looking forward to checking out Boy Meets Boy. Picture Me Gone is also high up on my list. It has received extremely high praise and I enjoyed How I Live Now as an actual teenager and The Bride’s Farewell a few years ago. I also couldn’t resist buying several eBooks. I especially want to read Attachments, seeing as I enjoyed Fangirl. I’ve seen many people talking about Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, so I thought it was about time to see what I’ve been missing out on!
I’m now technically on a book-buying ban with Cait until 31st October! We were allowed 3 vetoes, but I ended up buying three of the eBooks above!
What books have you bought, received or downloaded recently?